Taking a Cruise? Lead an Onboard Bible Study!

We were on a cruise vacation when I discovered the ship had no Sunday church service scheduled.

I prayerfully approached the cruise director and asked if I could lead a little Bible study/prayer meeting onboard. He gave permission and assigned me a meeting room.

There were about 25 people that first time. I decided to do an overview of the book of Colossians. It went so well that I challenged the group to share their faith when they went ashore.

I had brought Jesus booklets in the languages of the countries we were visiting. Most in the group had never done anything like this before—the idea was intimidating.  However, a few were willing to accept the challenge. I gave each a supply of tracts. We decided to meet again to share our experiences, after returning to the ship.

That meeting was exciting! Those who were willing to move out of their comfort zone found it surprisingly easy!  They discovered most people welcomed the booklets!  It also opened up opportunities for dialog and made it easier for them to get to know the locals.

I did this on other cruises as well.  Typically, about 20 – 40 people attended. Those who came seemed grateful and especially appreciated the time we spent praying for one another.

I am convinced that opportunities abound to serve the Lord—wherever we are.   How about you?  Have you ever considered leading such a Bible study?  Would you?

“Thank You Lord for giving us favor AS we trust in You.”

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About Kathleen

God delights in working through His people as they submit to Him. Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15). No matter where we live on this planet, people are separated from God because of sin. We ALL need a Savior, and there’s only ONE. It brings me great joy to share Christ with the lost and lonely. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal while facilitating Bible studies. I’ve found myself on college and university campuses, the beach, the streets, the hospital, the jail and the juvenile facility for incarcerated teens sharing God’s message of love. I also serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I’ve seen countless lives transformed when people turn away from sin and turn to Jesus. The changes God makes are real and lasting. These are some of my experiences. NOTE: My stories have been altered, removing any and all identifying factors. This includes names and other particulars in order to protect confidentiality and anonymity.
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